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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
tell you, we ran together in 1978. he ran for the congress to my ran for the senate. lenin taken danny and i have run every time one of those was running and neither of us ever lost an election. that is a tribute. and then back their standing right next to them, a little rascal i met behind barbed wire. he was in the japanese war relocation center in heart mountain wyoming as a 12 year-old boy. our skilled master said, were going to go to heart mountain and meet the boy scouts. i tell you, no one wanted to go. where all around it, guard towers, machine guns, and it was one of those of the ten relocation centers. we really, he was smart just like dow was. we had a bully. he picked on last. we dug a little. during the night it rained like hell. he runs his tent pole that up. we just laughed. he said i left more than he did. that's a french ship. was that? >> you kept me up. >> when i read he was mayor, i wrote in. armed with a fat kid. we started, of course, together in congress, served together on the board of regents. these are great memories. that goes back 47 years. i could go back t
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
congress, after the election, politicians will be free to reason together. why should it be any different or any better in a new congress? >> what does it say about the state of our politics? that these elected officials manufactured a crisis and can't get themselves out of the box that they constructed? what does it say? >> it says that we don't have just an ideological divide. we have a crisis of self-government right now. to be real clear about it. this is a time bomb that congress set. nobody wants to see frustration cuts. but that's the stick they put to their own head as a way of compelling a deal to get done. and a deal doesn't get done. we're not even aiming for the grand bargain that is necessary to reduce long-term deficits and debt. we weren't that far from a deal two weeks ago. but we are today. we're going to get a patch and be here again in two months. congress can't get out of its own way. we keep setting our own traps. and we can't find a way to reason together. >> john, we appreciate the clarity, even if it's depressing. thank you very much. john avlon. >>> a lot of other
Dec 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
and they need to put themselves in our shoes. >> reporter: if congress cannot put their act together the financial cliff for 1.2 million americans 400,000 here in california may be a financial guillotine, tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> as tom mentioned 1.2 million americans would lose their long term unemployment benefits a deal could not be reached. a big portion of that population lives in california where 400,000 people would be affected. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county that would lose their benefits. >>> the comptrollers office advice that employers use 2010 rates. social security would take an extra 2%. if the cliff is avoided, workers will be reimbursed. >>> a new alert system for missing seniors is set to take effect in california january 1st. it's called the silver alert program. the system is similar to the amber alert program for missing children. but it's intended for seniors who suffer from dementia. they will issue emergency reports to median and laboring law enforcement agencies. >>> friends in the bay area are re
Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm EST
frontier. we are all in this together, white house, congress, international partners and many u.s. companies that operate the capabilities. in think this committee for holding this hearing today. i will be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> thank you. i think all of you for your testimony. the committee limits questioning to five minutes for each of us. i will open a round of question. i do not ever like to say this is my last day. i do not anything last. i do not even like them to call an airport a terminal. i am thinking of the wonderful testimony you have given in the time it took you to get that ensued deliver it to us. it is great and generous. i glean from each of you that there is this need for more funds. they recommended $3 billion additional for nasa. this would not have even brought us up to 1% of the overall budget. three presidents turn their backs on us. things could be different today. you suggested several modifications. i have a question or so what reaction has your committee received with regard to the recommendations you lay out? you said a means
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
of congress. but there are views on levels like harry and mcconnell has been able to come together before. it's not a mcconnell, reed, it's about the house republicans that have to vote and the president. the core question is, is there a deal out there that the house republicans and the tea party members and president obama can approve of. that is the question as we look forward. >> we should say, that they are both nationals fans. >> i have to cut the conversation short. thank you so much, i do want to let the viewers know that we just got an update, developing news from houston where a bush family spokesman has confirmed that former president george h. w. bush has been moved from the icu to a regular patient room at the methodist hospital to continue his recovery, the bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes. so again, on the saturday afternoon, 88-year-old former president is out of the hospital, the we will be right back. ♪ announcing the all-new 2013 malibu from chevrolet. ♪ with a remarkable new interior featuring the available chevrolet mylink infotainment system. th
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
>> time is running out to prevent going over the fiscal cliff. congress needs to reach an agreement. the deadline is days away. a celebration of family and culture. baltimore residents are coming together to observe the holiday. >> the rest of the weekend looks good. we will check the forecast in a few minutes. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11. this is 11 news at 6:00. >> in just 48 hours, taxes could go up substantially. president obama and house speaker john banner could not reach a compromise. it is now up to the leaders of the senate to try. they are working on a plan today. they're hoping to bring it to lawmakers to mark. >> as senate leaders work behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued it messages on the web. >> we cannot afford itself- inflicted when to the economy. the economy is growing. keeping it that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, each side says the other is to blame. correct we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and senate step forward and work wit
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
, this affected ports from giewrch houston. how did these two sides get together? >> well, they did what congress has failed to do. that is they worked out a deal. but since this deal is still not entirely permanent. neither side is giving specifics as who who bundle and if both sides bundle and how much. the key sticking point all along has been the long shoreman get paid more the heavier a container is the owners of the shipping company wanted those capped. the longer shore men did not. this from the federal mediator in washington today quote. the container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle by the parties. subject to achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. the deadline now is february 6th. so five and a half weeks from now, if this deal is not permanent then, we're right back to where we were earlier this morning. harris? >> harris: so like washington they have somewhat kicked the can down the road. we have to see what happens. >> exactly. phil, i know the recent port strikes in california cost the economy, what, about a billion dollars a day. >> yeah. this o
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Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
in congress, guys get your act together. if there is a deal tomorrow, how do you think is this is going to affect consumer confidence over the next six months? >> it might slightly help but already there is a tremendous damage done. it's no surprise that consumers are not confident. to be confident you have to have some slight semblance of certainty and we haven't had anything like that. consumers want to think long term and budget but trillions of dollars and hundreds of millions of people waiting to fined out what president and congress do at the last minute. not only is the indicator numbers down but the dow took a dump on friday and it's been down for five straight days. >> arthel: something i touched on the intro. current economic conditions rose to the highest since 2008. what is driving that part of the equation? >> i think producers are trying put money to work. unfortunately they are battling terrible headwinds but the headwinds, you have a tremendous amount of money that has been quite some months waiting to be invested, waiting to be put toward productive uses, buying plants
Dec 29, 2012 3:32pm EST
an important responsibility to work together and do just that. unless congress and the president act immediately, every american will be forced to pay for the largest tax hike in our nation's history on january 1. at the same time, the federal government, including our armed forces and defense workers, will undergo deep, across the board budgetary cuts. these are the cuts that president obama promised during the campaign would never take effect. well we need to reduce spending, we can do it in a much smarter, more targeted way. going over the so-called fiscal cliff will lead to devastating job losses, at a time when american families and small business owners are still struggling to get back on their feet. in contrast, the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates extending tax rates afro-americans would create nearly 1.8 million jobs and increase the nation -- rates for americans would create nearly 1.8 million jobs. congress's action to make the first tax bracket and% instead of 50% -- the child tax credit -- 10% instead of a 15% raised the child tax credit. there is still
Dec 28, 2012 4:30pm PST
's instructed senator harry reid and senator mitch mcconnell to come up with a plan that can pass in congress. his brief comments a short while ago came after a white house meeting today with congressional leaders that ended with no deal. ahead of that, investors lost hope lawmakers can come together in the time remaining. in the last few minutes of trading, stocks sold off. the dow tumbled 158 points, the nasdaq lost 25, and the s&p fell over 15 points. here's darren gersh with more on the critical work that has to get done in washington this weekend. >> port: thpresident declared himself modestly optimistic congress could still reach an agreement to head off huge tax hikes on january first, but he also warned lawmakers to get their work done. >> the american people are not going to have patience with a self-inflicted wound on the economy. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell called the white house meeting a good one and he told his fellow republicans he hoped to have a fiscal cliff recommendation soon. >> we will be working hard to see if we can get there in next 24 hours a
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
the message that people wanted two houses, the president and congress, republicans and democrats. the people wanted government to work and for people to work together. there was a very short period of time when the speaker came back and he's meeting with the president and he said, maybe these children have actually grown up, with all due respect. now here we are. what are we going to do, pray? new year is tuesday? these consequences would be terrible. you've got working people whose paychecks would get eaten into. you got people who would pay higher taxes who can barely afford it now. unemployment benefits running out. this is just not okay for them to be sitting in their separate corners trying to figure out who is going to win and who is going to lose 'cause everybody is going to lose. >> kelly: it is incredulous to sit back and watch what's happening on capitol hill. but of course, there are other dynamics, as you know, involved in this long debate over the fiscal cliff. for example, how will all of this, susan, affect the leadership of house speaker john boehner who has not been able to
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
? what about the good of the country? >> and yet, any time anyone tries to change anything about congress, any time someone tries to make it a little bit better, the status quo force together and quick. right now, the filibuster was meant to be a majority rule constitution. the founders considered making it a super majority. they rejected that, big-time. in a federalist, alexander hamilton wrote that a super majority congress would serve to, "embarrass the administration, destroy the energy of government, and substitute the pleasure, caprice or artifices of an insignificant, turbulent, or corrupt junta to the regular deliberations and decisions of a respectable majority." but in recent years, the senate has been remade into a super majority constitution. you need 60 votes to get almost anything done. between 2009 and 2010, we had more filibusters than we had in the '50s, '60s, and '70s combined. and they're not filibusters like we think of them, where the senators go to the floor and debate an issue until they keel over from exhaustion. they're just obstruction. if you watch a filibuster
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am EST
leaders have important responsibilities to work together to do just that. unless congress and the president act immediately, every american will be forced to pay for the largest tax hike in our nation's history on january the first. the federal government and defense workers will undergo across the board budgetary cuts. these are the cuts that president obama promised during the campaign would never take effect. we can do this in a much smarter way. economists have continually warned that going over the fiscal cliff will lead to a devastating job losses at a time when american families and small business owners are still struggling to get back on their feet. non-partisan cbo says extending tax rates would create more than 1.8 billion jobs and increase gdp by almost 1.5% next year. these tax cuts were good for the economy and good for families. the actions to make the first tax bracket 10% instead of 15% made a big difference to a lot of american families. going over the fiscal cliff is avoidable. there is still time to act. but president obama and 10 eric -- and harry reid
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
, especially at the university of wyoming, which would make my pale. [laughter] i tell you, we ran together in 1878. he ran for the congress, i ran for the senate and land and dick cheney and i and neither of us ever lost an election good so that's a tribute to you. [applause] and back they are standing right next to him as the little rascal mat behind barbed wire. he was in the japanese war relocation center in heart mountain, wyoming is a 12-year-old boy and our scoutmasters said we're going to go to heart mountain and meet the boy scouts. i'll tell you, nobody wanted to go. it had wire all around it, card covers, machine guns and it was one of those relocation centers. it is scoutmasters. they said these are curvaceous like us, boy scouts. i ran into this guy, san jose. he was a smart aleck, just like i was. and we had a bully. he picked on us, so we just dug a little trench right towards his cabin. during the night it rained, ruined his hands full today. he said i laughed more than he did. but that's a friendship. [inaudible] >> what's that? [inaudible] >> when he was mayor said remembe
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
congress. [inaudible conversations] [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, aung san suu kyi [applause] [applause] >> this is one of the most moving days of my life, to be here in a house not divided, a house joined together to welcome a stranger from a distant land. yet i do not feel myself to be a stranger. i see many familiar faces, faces that are new to me but what they have done for my country and our cause. this is a moment of which i have been waiting for many years. among all these faces, some i saw when i was under house arrest and some i saw after i was released from house arrest and all the phases of my life i have been accompanied by friends. soak it is worth the years of waiting. the great honor you have conferred in me will be all lasting memento of the steadfast support of the united states congress from the dams are at -- democratic aspirations of my people, from the death -- depth of my heart i think the people of america and their representatives for keeping us in your hearts and minds during the dark years when freedom and justice seemed beyond our reach. so many of
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
's responsibility to layout a plan and to bring people together. >>reporter: tonight senate majority leader reid and senate republican leader mcconnell agreed to spend the weekend working on plan that will be able to pass both chambers of congress. in assessing the impact of the cuts we relied on the study from george mason university taking a broad look at where the cuts would come. drill down into specifics we call head start program. we called health care centers and laboratories and anybody who would rely on federal money this might be cut and what we were told universally is that nobody really had an idea of which programs would be cut and which programs would be spared. they are all waiting for the word from congress. like the rest of us. 7 news. >> and we wait. warning tonight from pg&e. utility is sending out tweet right now warning people that a man with hispanic accent is calling senior citizens and ease telling them the service will be cut off unless they provide credit card or gift card information pg&e tells us it's a scam. utility will never ask for that kind of personal inf
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
because let's just look at the logistics of how congress works. the first step in this new process that the president just outlined is that he wants harry reid and mitch mcconnell to get together on the plan. you need a plan that will satisfy harry reid and his democratic caulk us and mitch mcconnell who is featuring a tea party potentially in 2014 and that's a wide with swath of people and i would be quite surprised if we had a whole bunch of republicans in the house and senate who were willing to go along sort of giving up the store from their point of view which would be raising revenues through taxes and not getting the spending cuts that they like. >> that's a fair point. i think a the lot of republicans, you're right, for that reason. any kind of tax increase, some republicans will vote no. you have every republican on capitol hill acknowledging privately and publicly that come january 1st every single tax bracket goes up and they'll be answering to primary voters about what they did to prevent that. they may not win every single hand and they'll try to get $250 or $400,000 a
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00am EST
of americans don't have to pay the amt for this year, that is something congress typically does at the end of every year. it is not honest budgeting in washington. these are ideas that have come about basically as democrats and republican haves to throw the spending together at the end of every year. adam: we have about a minute before the president will start speaking the spending cuts that are on the table, there are a lot of people say that is enough to put the economy into recession. is that going to keep the democrats from possibly approving this deal? >> depends on the spending cuts. right now you're talking about $94 billion in what is known as the sequester. that is just for next year alone. automatic spending cuts to have to defense, half into other domestic discretionary spending. that combined with the tax increases yes, the con aggressional budget office says yes enough to put us into recession. adam: very quickly, what do you expect to hear from the president? is there anything he says that will especially get your attention? i know that you will be paying attention but will t
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
watching the sidelines as though time is running out. congress does some of its best, at least the speediest work when the nation's back is against the wall. >> reporter: after a rare oval office meeting, the president said he's modestly optimistic a deal can come together, emphasis on modestly. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. >> reporter: all sides left in agreement, at least over their next step. >> we'll be working hard to try to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. >> whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect and some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less, but that's where we are. >> so on saturday, the senate leaders will try to agree on legislation extending some income tax cuts, preventing pay cuts to medicare providers and fixing the alternative minimum tax. the president says an agreement must include an extension of unemployment benefits and republicans have called for a measure to avert an estate tax hike. >> nobody's going to get 10
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
think the president and congress are the ones spending the money. funds.s appropriate ss can criticize or praise them together for this package. we will see if the house does pick it up in the next few days. host: next up is mary lou on the line for independents. caller: i watched the special program they had with the rock stars about two weeks ago. i did give money for it. i have never heard how much they made. they must have made a lot of money. it was on from 8:00 until midnight or something. i have not heard a word about it since then. they should have made a few million dollars anyway. do you know what happened to that? that is my question. host: when you are watching a concert, who was your favorite art? caller: bruce springsteen. mick jagger is certainly a character. host: do efforts like that concert, does that increase the need -- does it show there is an increased need for this kind of money? does the government say you can have a concert and raise money to help these people? guest: many critics of the bill say the private sector should respond. i do not know how much was rai
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
of doing that. >> at this hour, senate leaders are scrambling to piece together a last-minute deal to avoid middle class tax hikes and possibly delay steep spending cuts. both sides weighing inned to. >> congress can prevent it from happening if they act now. leaders in congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class, i believe we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> republicans hope to work across the aisle to solve these and other critical challenges facing america in the new year. divided government is a good time to solve hard problems. and in the next few days leaders in washington have an important responsibility to work together and do just that. >> two reports for you here at the top of the hour. nbc's luke russert and nbc's kristen welker look at the capitol, kristen at the white house. luke let's start with you. next 72 hours, what are they supposed to look like and what's happening right now? >> reporter: it's interesting, t.j. i'm here at an empty capitol hill. it really is. minority leader mitch mcconnell, majority l
Dec 29, 2012 2:00am EST
political had a great shared that showed that party polarization in congress was directly correlated with increasing concentrations of wealth from increasing equality went together artisan polarization. and the money question you can handle so many different ways. i'm really concerned about it posed citizens united system with a federal election commission that's completely out of control and with other agencies unable to do anything about it. a lot of money coming in in ways that intimidate political actors until the policy process in a very bad way and the way that will only enhance the quality. one example from north carolina riva group ventures who want to influence the state legislature on a bill prepared a bunch of model commercials that destroyed members of the legislature. when a gc comment had nothing to do a type of culture. it basically defined in this child molesting aliens out to destroy the fabric of america and show them the commercials and said if we don't get what we want millions of dollars could be spent on commercials just like this. they got what they wanted to g
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